You have finally taken that step towards a new life and have entered a Rehab. Center for the treatment of your alcohol addiction.
You put your heart into getting well and listened to your counselors every words of advice and wisdom. Now the time comes that you will be released from their care and back you go to the outside world with many temptations from your past and the friends you hung around during those times of drinking and abusing alcohol.
The questions in your mind are how to get your life back on track after leaving an Alcohol Rehabilitation Center?
There are unfortunately many things that you must avoid when entering back into society as a clean and sober person. Some you may not like, but it is a must to listen to those words from your counselors, as they know best for your well being and your long term sobriety.
Number 1 - You just may have to say goodbye to your past drinking buddies for they will try to influence you to start drinking alcohol again. They sure don't like drinking alone without you. Many of them will not support you choice to become clean and sober for jealousy they don't have the willpower or the determination to get sober as you did.
Number 2 - You may need to stay clear of any parties or functions that your family has until you feel comfortable being around alcohol again. (This is what I had to do in the beginning of my recovery)
Number 3 - You MUST stay busy physically and mentally at all times so that your minds doesn't wonder to what you are trying to stay away from which is your past alcohol addiction.
Number 4 - Think of a hobby that you would really enjoy doing and be able to even share this hobby with your family.
Number 5 - Take walks alone or with your spouse or sober friends.
Number 6 - Start a exercise regiment at home or join a gym to be around others that are trying to make their lives better as you are.
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